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Human-Made Fireflies Emit Colored Light to Communicate, Could Have Various Applications
Human-Made Fireflies Emit Colored Light to Communicate, Could Have Various Applications

25 Jun 2022, 08:00 UTC / MIT engineers have created a robotic firefly that glows during flight. It uses actuators to fly and electroluminescent zinc sulfate particles to produce light

 
Waiting at a Red Light Will Become History Thanks to Artificial Intelligence
Waiting at a Red Light Will Become History Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

19 May 2022, 13:19 UTC / Artificial Intelligence can learn to control a fleet of autonomous vehicles in a way that keeps traffic flowing smoothly through intersections

 
MIT Developed Paper-Thin Loudspeakers That Can Be Used as Noise-Canceling Wallpaper
MIT Developed Paper-Thin Loudspeakers That Can Be Used as Noise-Canceling Wallpaper

29 Apr 2022, 14:40 UTC / Paper-thin loudspeakers developed at MIT can be applied to any surface to create a noise-canceling oasis, requiring very little power to work

 
Thermophotovoltaic “Heat Engine” Design Could Change the Future of Power Grids
Thermophotovoltaic “Heat Engine” Design Could Change the Future of Power Grids

16 Apr 2022, 04:08 UTC / Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working on a new way to store energy

 
MIT's Mini Cheetah Looks Slightly Drunk as It Learns to Sprint on Different Terrain
MIT's Mini Cheetah Looks Slightly Drunk as It Learns to Sprint on Different Terrain

17 Mar 2022, 19:10 UTC / MIT researchers have given their robotic mini cheetah the ability to run. The robot looks a bit drunk when it sprints, but it gets the job done

 
A 140-Years-Old Battery Technology Might Change Everything We Know About Energy Storage
A 140-Years-Old Battery Technology Might Change Everything We Know About Energy Storage

17 Mar 2022, 17:32 UTC / Li-Ion batteries are considered to be the Holy Grail of energy storage today, but a 140-years-old battery technology might change everything

 
Forget Regular eVTOLs, NASA Backs Stealthy Delivery Drones With No Moving Parts
Forget Regular eVTOLs, NASA Backs Stealthy Delivery Drones With No Moving Parts

11 Mar 2022, 04:42 UTC / Aviation rotors and propellers could become outdated, according to MIT researchers who have developed an innovative concept, and NASA is on board.

 
'Incredible' New Lightweight Material Is Stronger Than Steel and Can Be Used in Cars
'Incredible' New Lightweight Material Is Stronger Than Steel and Can Be Used in Cars

3 Feb 2022, 17:56 UTC / MIT researchers and scientists did it again! This time they created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic

 
MIT-Made Tiny Drones Weigh Less Than a Gram, Use Artificial Muscles To Propel Them
MIT-Made Tiny Drones Weigh Less Than a Gram, Use Artificial Muscles To Propel Them

29 Dec 2021, 17:41 UTC / MIT researchers are working on tiny aerial robots that weigh less than one-fourth of a penny and use artificial muscles to propel them

 
Forget About Wheeled Rovers, MIT Is Working on Vehicles That Use the Moon to Levitate
Forget About Wheeled Rovers, MIT Is Working on Vehicles That Use the Moon to Levitate

26 Dec 2021, 03:00 UTC / Aerospace engineers from MIT are working on a revolutionary rover design that uses the natural charge of the Moon to levitate

 
Oyster Flipping Robot Oystamaran Wants to Automatize Shellfish Aquaculture
Oyster Flipping Robot Oystamaran Wants to Automatize Shellfish Aquaculture

10 Dec 2021, 10:30 UTC / The Oystamaran robotic catamaran developed by researchers at MIT wants to automatize the oyster farming industry, flipping the oyster bags by itself

 
These Are Some of the Most Sinister Robots That Could Star in a Horror Movie
These Are Some of the Most Sinister Robots That Could Star in a Horror Movie

30 Oct 2021, 18:22 UTC / Forget monsters from old tales, these robots are way more creepy, and spark a debate about the safety of a future where they have more power than ever

 
MIT’s Self-Driving Boat Is a Futuristic Robotaxi on Water, Ready to Operate in Amsterdam
MIT’s Self-Driving Boat Is a Futuristic Robotaxi on Water, Ready to Operate in Amsterdam

29 Oct 2021, 03:51 UTC / Could this be the future of water transportation? The Roboat is not only highly-advanced and intelligent, but also fully electric.

 
Leaping Mini Cheetah from MIT Yet Another Watershed Moment in Robotic Horror
Leaping Mini Cheetah from MIT Yet Another Watershed Moment in Robotic Horror

20 Oct 2021, 22:04 UTC / They say that while those sorts of bounding movements may look effortless when a cheetah accomplishes them, getting a robot to move that way is difficult

 
RFusion AI Robot Finds Your Misplaced Keys No Matter How Big the Pile of Objects
RFusion AI Robot Finds Your Misplaced Keys No Matter How Big the Pile of Objects

6 Oct 2021, 13:34 UTC / They call it RFusion and it is a Roomba on steroids. Researchers from MIT have developed a robot that can find and retrieve missing objects

 
Blockchain Tech Could Be the Solution Against Hacked Drones or Self-Driving Cars
Blockchain Tech Could Be the Solution Against Hacked Drones or Self-Driving Cars

6 Oct 2021, 10:42 UTC / Hacked self-driving cars or drones within a system could cause chaos, but it turns out blockchain can do more than secure cryptocurrencies

 
Science Could Make Self-Driving Cars Know When They’re Failing, Before It’s Too Late
Science Could Make Self-Driving Cars Know When They’re Failing, Before It’s Too Late

17 Sep 2021, 10:22 UTC / A new algorithm developed by researchers at MIT helps autonomous cars be able to understand when they're failing, and hand it over to the driver

 
New MTI Magnet for Fusion Power Breaks Magnetic Field Records, Ramps Up to 20 Tesla
New MTI Magnet for Fusion Power Breaks Magnetic Field Records, Ramps Up to 20 Tesla

9 Sep 2021, 05:31 UTC / This revolutionary electromagnet achieved the most powerful magnetic field of this kind ever created in the world, taking us one step closer to fusion power.

 
MIT and Caltech Create Crazy Carbon-Based Nanotech Alternative to Kevlar
MIT and Caltech Create Crazy Carbon-Based Nanotech Alternative to Kevlar

28 Jul 2021, 11:11 UTC / This new nanotechnology structure is completed of arranged carbon struts and able to stop a nanoparticle traveling at 2,460 mph with minimal damage.

 
Next-Gen Micro Nuclear Reactors Could Be the Answer for Carbon-Free Electricity
Next-Gen Micro Nuclear Reactors Could Be the Answer for Carbon-Free Electricity

1 Jul 2021, 13:07 UTC / Researchers are developing a nuclear reactor that is so small that is can be called a "nuclear battery", which could provide sustainable energy for all sectors.